SPACIFIC NEWS #027

SPACIFIC NEWS #27: Contents

1. Big Chill Bar :: Ladi6
2. Neighbourhood :: The ThinMen + The Motors
3. Neighbourhood :: Nathan Haines
4. The Coronet :: Katchafire
5. Dingwalls :: Dave Dobbyn
6. CDs @ Flat White
7. Selected Highlights This Month
8. Cocktail Of The Month :: Elle Eightini

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BIG CHILL BAR :: LADI6 :: 07/06/06

The first lady of New Zealand hip hop will be performing a short live PA this Wednesday at about 9.15pm, ably supported by DJ Killamanraro. As well as her work as part of Sheelaroc and Verse Two , Ladi6 has provided stunning vocals for some of Aotearoa’s finest acts, including Shapeshifter, Scribe, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Solaa and 50 Hz. Her debut, Mu produced album will drop later this year.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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NEIGHBOURHOOD :: THE THIN MEN + THE MOTORS :: 15/06/06

The second in our series of co-promotions with Neighbourhood is the launch party for The Thin Men’s “Arena” album. Formerly known as El Hula, the highly lauded Thin Men are rich in Southern gothic melodrama and countrified drama. Check them out at www.myspace.com/thethinmen2. Also playing live will be Wellington’s The Motors plus Reuben Sutherland will spin some discs.

Door price: £5

From 8pm til 1am
At: Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
Nearest tubes: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove
Website: http://www.neighbourhoodclub.net

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NEIGHBOURHOOD :: NATHAN HAINES :: 25/06/06

This will be Nathan’s first proper full band show in London for nearly two years, and on the strength of the gigs they played in New Zealand earlier this year, it will be a blinder!

He has built a veritable supergroup with Mike Patto and Vanessa Freeman of Reel People providing keys and vocals, “Level-Neville” Malcolm of Incognito on bass, the amazing Daniel Crosby on drums plus New York resident Tama Waipara on vocals. DJing before and after will be special guest Phil Asher of Inspiration Information.

Advance tickets: £8 +b/f from ticketweb.co.uk (08700 600 100)
Door price: £10

From 7pm til 12.30am
At: Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
Nearest tubes: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove
Website: http://www.neighbourhoodclub.net

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THE CORONET :: KATCHAFIRE :: 13/07/06

Hamiltron’s finest bring their mighty roots reggae sound to Babylondon for the first time. Famous for their epic live shows, they will be bringing with them copies of their new project, “Homegrown Dub”, a sterling collection of remixes of tracks from “Revival” and “Slow Burning”. For more information on the boys, check www.katchafire.co.nz or download tunes from www.myspace.com/katchafire.

We will be providing information on the venue next month – we are assured that there are night buses from just outside the door to everywhere in London, so should you wish to stay for the full set, then you should still be able to get home easily and cheaply!

Advance tickets: £12 +b/f from ticketweb.co.uk (08700 600 100) or Flat White (see below).
Door price: £15

From 7.30pm til 12.30am
At: The Coronet, 28 New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ
Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle

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DINGWALLS :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 19/07/06

New Zealand legend Dave Dobbyn will be playing an intimate show at Camden’s famous Dingwalls club, with support from Lucid 3’s Victoria Girling-Butcher.

Advance tickets: £15 +b/f from ticketweb (08700 600 100)
Door price: £20

From 7pm til 12am
At: Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, NW1 8AB
Nearest tubes: Camden Town or Chalk Farm
Website: http://www2.dingwalls.com/index.php

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CD STALL @ FLAT WHITE

The new title instore this month is Jayson Norris’s “A Basket Full …..”

Flat White is at 17 Berwick Street, W1F 0PT and is now open Sundays.

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

04. Bic Runga // The Spitz, 109 Commercial St, E1 6BG // 8-1 // £15
10. Flow // The Luminaire, 307 Kilburn High St // 8-1 // £5
15. Mosus @ Movement // Bar Rhumba, Shaftesbury Ave, WC1 // 9-3 // £4/6
22. Tali @ Movement // Bar Rhumba, Shaftesbury Ave, WC1 // 9-3 // £4/6

For more June listings, please visit http://www.spacific.net/index.php/sp/content/view/full/1069

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COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH :: ELLE EIGHTINI

Ingredients: 50mls 42 Below Passionfruit Vodka, 15mls blackberry puree, 15mls Chambord black, raspberry liqueur, fresh lime, 10mls gomme syrup
Glass: Martini, blackberry garnish
Method: Combine ingredients, shake.

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of those wonderful fiends at 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit http://www.42below.co.nz

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